MOBILE BREAKWATERS

John H. Carr

Abstract


A mobile breakwater may be defined as a structure or device which combines the ability to appreciably reduce the height of ocean waves in its lee with a degree of mobility sufficient to permit its ready transportation for considerable distances and its speedy installation when arrived at the site. Such a device would find application wherever wave protection is necessary for but limited periods, as in offshore drilling operations, or where an installation is required to be completed in a very short time, as in amphibious military operations.

Keywords


mobile breakwater design; Bombardon breakwater; Phoenix breakwater

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v2.25